Primary 1n have been reading the story of the Little Red Hen. We made our own bread like in the story. We enjoyed kneading the dough and making our own rolls. We liked eating them even more! 🙂
P2n had some time at the Gilbertson Park today. Everybody played really well together and got lots of exercise!
Both P2 classes had a fabulous time at their wedding celebration. P2 made jam sandwiches , iced biscuits and prepared fruit for the party, They had a mock ceremony in P2n and then a reception in P2s – everybody had a fantastic day !
Bell’s Brae celebrates gold School Sport Award
Bell’s Brae Primary School is the first school in Shetland to receive a gold School Sport Award for delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport. The National Lottery funded sportscotland School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve PE and sport.
The Gold Award was officially presented to the School Sport Committee this afternoon by Jacqueline Lynn, Head of School and Community with sportscotland. The School Sport Committee at the school has brought pupils, teachers and their Active Schools Coordinator together to plan and develop PE and school sport projects. These have included taking part in extracurricular sport, allowing pupils to plan and deliver sports sessions, and a re-vamp of the Daily Mile challenge, which saw pupils collect points for their house team by doing laps of running or walking in the playground each day.
To achieve a Bronze or Silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self-assess their current practice. To gain Gold status, evidence from the school was gathered and submitted for assessment by an independent panel.
Head Teacher Jennifer Wadley said “Our pupils are at the forefront of decision-making and have helped to put PE and sport at the heart of the school. We are keen to promote sport and physical activity and we’re pleased that the work and commitment of learners, staff and the wider school community has been recognised with this prestigious award.’
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland said: “Congratulations to all the staff and pupils at Bell’s Brae Primary School – they should be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement. Not only have they put physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community, but they have managed to do so in a way that encourages all pupils to engage in physical activity whilst having fun at the same time. Working with our partners in local authorities and governing bodies of sport, sportscotland is creating closer links between physical education, school sport and club sport, which benefits young people by providing more and better opportunities to take part in sport.”
We are thrilled to report that our Pupil Council members were successful in securing £1000 for the school.
Their bid to the ‘Loot for Lerwick’ was for:
‘We want to get our school pupils out into the community and experience the exciting things that Shetland has to offer. Many pupils in our school have not experienced many of the local sights and learning opportunities i.e. Sands of Sound Beach, Weather Station, Power Station, Rovahead, Organised Tours of Lerwick Bressay, Scatness Dig, Turriefield, Scalloway Castle/Museum, , Michaelswood etc. ‘
The Pupil Council members did a wonderful job of speaking to members of the pupil about their bid and the benefits it would bring to the school community.
On Friday 28th September, pupils from P4s took part in a training session led by Anderson High School pupils as part of their Wider Achievement programme.
They all all had a great time and learnt some brilliant skills.
It was lovely to see our learners sharing their learning with family members at our Learner Led Event last week.
Our learners are really proud of all that they have achieved this term and were delighted to be able to introduce their teachers to their partners and talk to them about their learning.
We were fortunate enough to have some partner agencies attend this event to inform parents/carers about events and support in the local community.
Both Primary One classes took over the tuck shop today selling iced biscuits. The Primary 7 pupils kindly helped us to ice the biscuits and sell these around the classes. We wanted to raise some money for our friend, Etta, who is in hospital at the moment. We hope to use this money to buy her something nice.
Our topic this term has been Food and Health.
We worked in groups to make this Eatwell Guide wall display to show the five different food groups.
We really enjoyed being creative when making 3D designs of our favourite meal.
Afterwards we used a checklist to see if our meal was balanced and discussed what we could do to make it more balanced.
On Wednesday some P7 pupils attended the first session of The Peerie Makkers club after school.
The pupils enjoyed learning how to knit and were shown the skills needed by three experienced knitters. The club will run for 10 weeks and members will get the opportunity to learn the craft of Shetland knitting.